“Just as people love to debate the merits of Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, wine bloggers have been interrogating the virtues of Vivino for years. Can we really trust the masses to rate and review something as complex as wine, they ask, or should we leave that to professional critics and sommeliers, who actually know what they’re talking about?” Esther Mobley compares crowd-sourced ratings to those written by a professional in the San Francisco Chronicle.
In Club Oenologique, Adam Lechmere explores the importance of France’s Plaimont cooperative, renowned for its work saving old and forgotten vines. It’s only a part of a worldwide movement to preserve our ancient vine heritage, which is especially important in the face of climate change.
Jancis Robinson explores the wines of Mallorca, which once had 15 times as many vineyards as it does now.
The Wall Street Journal’s Lettie Teague highlights the great values to be found in South African wine.
In TRINK, David Schildknecht goes deep with Schloss Gobelsburg’s maestro Michael Moosbrugger. “As chairman of Austria’s Traditionsweingüter (ÖTW), Moosbrugger has overseen the rapid expansion of what is now his country’s most prestigious and ambitious organization of wine estates and has spearheaded a movement to extend classification of Austrian vineyards beyond that of his organization and render it a federally codified reality.”
In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher highlights the wines from Raymond Smith, owner of Indigené Cellars.
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